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Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, April 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-7-199
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Authors

Teresa P Feria-Arroyo, Ivan Castro-Arellano, Guadalupe Gordillo-Perez, Ana L Cavazos, Margarita Vargas-Sandoval, Abha Grover, Javier Torres, Raul F Medina, Adalberto A Pérez de León, Maria D Esteve-Gassent

Abstract

Disease risk maps are important tools that help ascertain the likelihood of exposure to specific infectious agents. Understanding how climate change may affect the suitability of habitats for ticks will improve the accuracy of risk maps of tick-borne pathogen transmission in humans and domestic animal populations. Lyme disease (LD) is the most prevalent arthropod borne disease in the US and Europe. The bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi causes LD and it is transmitted to humans and other mammalian hosts through the bite of infected Ixodes ticks. LD risk maps in the transboundary region between the U.S. and Mexico are lacking. Moreover, none of the published studies that evaluated the effect of climate change in the spatial and temporal distribution of I. scapularis have focused on this region.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 183 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 34 18%
Researcher 29 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 14%
Student > Bachelor 24 13%
Student > Postgraduate 8 4%
Other 38 20%
Unknown 33 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 52 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 12%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 19 10%
Environmental Science 13 7%
Social Sciences 8 4%
Other 36 19%
Unknown 41 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 December 2018.
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#1,645,141
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Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#306
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#20,510
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